Balakot air strike was a lie, Modi admits in Maharashtra rally
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Singh Modi admitted during a rally in Maharashtra that the Balakot ‘air strike’ was a lie told to boost the morale of his armed forces.
The Indian prime minister was flustered when he spoke at the rally, attended by thousands of BJP workers and supporters. Modi said that when tensions were high between India and Pakistan after the infamous Pulwama attack, something needed to be done to boost the morale of the forces.
“What choice did we have but to claim that we had conducted an air strike in Pakistan?” asked Modi to a charged-up crowd that went hush after his surprise admission.
“People blamed me for staging the Balakot strike for political gain when in reality, your chowkidar was doing it for your armed forces,” he said.
It took a moment for the crowd to realize what he was saying. Surprisingly, they proceeded to applaud the prime minister.
“However, things went a little south with Islamabad when they shot down our MiG-21 Bison fighter jet and captured Abhinandan Varnathan,” he said. “It was then that we decided that we should not further try to boost the morale of our armed forces.”
The Indian prime minister’s seat will be up for grabs as India heads to polls in less than two weeks.
HAPPY APRIL FOOL’S DAY! In case you really thought the Indian prime minister would tell the truth about the ‘surgical strike 2’, we’d like to say that this was an April Fool’s prank.